Hi James. Congratulations on your new camera. I’m sure you’re excited to get out and start taking photos! I remember when I got my first camera in the 80′s when I was in high school. That was back in the days of film. I used to go through rolls and rolls of film taking photos of just about anything and everything. It was great fun and I loved seeing how the photos turned out. Today (nearly 35 years later), I still love photography and taking photos. But I will admit, over the years, I’ve learned a lot about photography, mostly through mistakes, trial and error, and from what others have shared with me. Because I know you too are eager to learn, I thought I would share some of those lessons as you get started. They are the kinds of things I wish someone had shared with me when I got my first camera. My hope is that they will help you grow and develop as a photographer. Every couple of days I will send you a short letter with an important lesson that contains ideas, suggestions, and insights for you to concentrate on. I’m confident that if you work on these things, you will be taking fantastic photos in no time. Ready to get started? I’ll be in touch with the first letter.